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Transcripts - for Students and Alumni

About the Unofficial Transcript

Students and alums, if you have ever logged into SPIRE, you can use SPIRE to view or print an unofficial transcript. The unofficial transcript lists your classes, credits, and grades that you earned at UMass Amherst.  If you need help logging in to SPIRE, review SPIRE Logon Information page.

Note: An unofficial transcript cannot be used for official purposes. It does not have the Registrar's signature or the stamp of the University of Massachusetts. It should be used for reference purposes only.

If you are a UMass alum and you never logged into SPIRE as an active student, you must contact the appropriate registrar’s office, whether that's the University Registrar for most undergraduate records, the Graduate School, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, or Continuing & Professional Education. If you need a transcript, review the University Registrar's Transcripts information, which includes contact information for the other areas.

Run an Unofficial Transcript

  1. In the SPIRE Menu, go to Academics > Unofficial Transcript.
  2. On the View Unofficial Transcript page, from the Report Type drop-down list, select Unofficial Transcript, then click go. If Unofficial Transcript is already selected from the drop-down list, click go.
  3. The Report Results page opens, displaying your unofficial transcript. Your Student ID, birth date and the transcript print date are at the top, followed by a list of all your classes, grades and credits, organized by term.
  4. Click Return to close the unofficial transcript and return to the View Unofficial Transcript page.

View an Unofficial Transcript That You Ran Previously

  1. If you recently ran a transcript, you don't need to run it again to view or print it. On the View Unofficial Transcript page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click View a Report that you had previously requested.
  2. The Previous Requests page opens. All the transcripts that you recently requested are listed by Request Date. Choose the transcript to view by clicking go next to the Request Date.

Print Your Unofficial Transcript

To print a copy of your transcript, see our guide Printing from SPIRE.

About the Official Transcript

The official transcript lists your classes, credits, and grades that you earned at UMass Amherst. It has the Registrar's signature and the stamp of the University of Massachusetts. It can be sent to other universities or institutions as needed to support applications and verify your academic record.

Order an Official Transcript

Not everyone can use SPIRE to request an official transcript. See Step 1, below, to find out if you are eligible.

  1. Verify your eligibility:
    If the answer to both of the following questions is Yes
    , you may use SPIRE to order an official transcript: If any of the following statements apply, or if you never had SPIRE access, you cannot use SPIRE to order an official transcript: 
    • You are a Continuing & Professional Education student.
    • You are a University Without Walls student.
    • You are a Stockbridge student.
    • You are a non-degree or non-credit student.
    • You started at UMass Amherst before 2002.
    If you do not have the option to order an official transcript in SPIRE, please contact the appropriate Registrar's Office to order an official transcript. See the Transcripts section of the Undergraduate Registrar's website for more information about how to order an official transcript.
  2. On your Student Center (SPIRE Home page), in the SPIRE Menu, go to Academics > Request Official Transcript.  If you do not see this option, you are not eligible to request an official transcript in SPIRE and will need to contact the appropriate Registrar's Office (see Step 1, above).
  3. The Request Official Transcript page opens. You have a choice between having your transcript sent via the mail to an address you specify or designating someone to pick up your transcript at the Undergraduate Registrar's Office or Graduate Records Office (as applicable).
    • Specify Recipient

      SPIRE defaults to this option. Leave this option selected if you want your official transcript mailed to an address you specify. Allow seven to ten days from the date of your request for the mailing of the official transcript, and longer if mailing to outside of the USA.

      Enter the recipient's address (USA or foreign) information. You can enter your own address, another university, an employer, or any valid mailing address as needed. Click Submit to complete your transcript request.

      Save yourself time and avoid delays! Carefully review the address information you entered before you click Submit to prevent your transcript going to the wrong address or being undeliverable.

    • Pick-up at Registrar's Office or Graduate Records Office

      Select this option if you want to pick up your transcript yourself or designate another person to pick it up for you at the Undergraduate Registrar's Office or Graduate Records Office (as applicable). Allow two work days from the date of your transcript request before you (or the person you designated) go to pick it up.

      When you select this option, your name and student ID number fill in by default in the Send To field under Specify Recipient. Check that your name and student ID in the Send To field are both correct and match what is printed on your UMass student ID card. Erase the text in the Send To field and type in the correct information if you need to make a correction. The Registrar's Office or Graduate Records Office address information displays in the address fields and is not changeable. Click Submit to complete your transcript request.

      Important! If your name or student ID number filled in incorrectly, make sure that you check your information on file with the University and have it updated or corrected as needed. More information about official names at the University.

      To designate another person to pick up your transcript for you, erase your name and student ID number from the Send To field under Specify Recipient and type the FULL NAME of the person you wish to designate. The name you enter must match the name on that person's official photo ID. The Registrar's Office or Graduate Records Office address information displays in the address fields and is not changeable. Click Submit to complete your transcript request.

      Save yourself time and avoid delays! Make sure the name in the Send To field is correct and the same as on the person's ID card.

      To pick-up your transcript at the Undergradate Registrar's Office or Graduate Records Office, you must present your UMass Amherst student ID. For someone else you designated to pick-up your transcript, that person must present an official photo ID (e.g., student ID with photo, state ID, USA driver's license, or passport).

  4. To print a copy of the Request Official Transcript page for your own records, see our guide Printing from SPIRE.
  5. Undergraduate students: To check the status of your submitted request, please telephone the Undegraduate Registrar's Office at 413-545-0555 or email regtrans@registrar.umass.edu. The Undergraduate Registrar's Office address is Room 209 Whitmore Administration Building, 181 Presidents Drive University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9313.

    Graduate students: To check the status of your submitted request, please telephone the Graduate Records Office, Registration & Transcripts, at 413-545-0024, or email gradrec@grad.umass.edu. The Graduate Records Office address is Room 534 Goodell Building, 140 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9333.